The White House today announced a series of new actions to protect renters and promote affordability nationwide. Enterprise's Jacqueline Waggoner, President of the organization's Solutions Division, said the following in response:
“Today we’re glad to see the White House embrace many of the recommendations Enterprise Community Partners has endorsed around fair housing and equity in the rental market. The combination of outlining protections while collaborating with housing providers to identify additional solutions is critical as we work towards long-term policies that keep people stably housed and preserve affordable homes. We are also particularly pleased to see source of income discrimination highlighted as a major barrier to accessing an affordable home. Far too often, denying housing to someone based on how they plan to pay rent is used as a proxy for housing discrimination. Enterprise looks forward to continuing our work with the administration, Congress, and local policy leaders to promote fairness and ensure everyone has access to safe, quality, affordable housing.”
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